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Dita Chapman

Dita Chapman was born in former Czechoslovakia but left the country at the age of 20, ten years after the iron curtain fell, with a great desire to see the bigger world. She ‘stumbled’ across ABA during her undergraduate degree in psychology in London when she discovered that practicing ABA is an interesting part-time job. Little did she know that 10 years later she would become the first BCBA in the Czech Republic and that 3 weeks spent with PaTTAN Autism Initiative in Pennsylvania in March 2017 would significantly alter the way she believes ABA should be practiced around the globe. Today, Dita implements PATTAN technology internationally with her first two pilot countries being the Czech Republic and Thailand. In this presentation, Dita will introduce the challenges and successes that the technology, derived in the USA, faces in two countries that are so significantly different from its country of origin.